Greetings to all! I've returned from Majorca, Spain safely, I'm sure you're all glad to have me back. I was overwhelmed by the amount of reponses I got (Well not *quite* overwhelmed. Just a little 'whelmed') but I think you guys can do even better. More on that later.
Now, I know no one will believe what I am about to say. I can't even believe it myself. These words... they sound foreign being typed by me. Absolutely ridiculus actually. But here they are: I. Am. Tan. Boom! I can hear the shockwaves reverberating already. I know what you're thinking: "Tan?!? Rachel can't be TAN! She doesn't tan! She burns or stays white! Surely the sky isn't falling?!?" Okay, so maybe a few of you are not thinking that, and are more kind to my skin tone than I am. And I'm positive an even higher percentage of you would never, even in your own mind, use the word 'Surely'. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and this is a very special occasion. I am tanner that I have even been in my life. Wow. Right, now that that's done, I'll be going. Ttyl tt--
What? You want to know what I did? Oh, all right. Well, just for you guys (because I love you SOO much from replying *COUGH-COUGH*) I kept some notes to remember everything we did in my notebook. Now despite the fact it is illegible, I am going to attempt to read through it and narrate what it says.
(Glances at chicken scratch)
Sat.: Nice pool, pretty resort, v. v. hot. Short plane ride. Began Shining.
Translation. Okay. Well, the resort was very nice, it had a pretty view of whatever mountain we were near behind us. The pool was nice, good for cooling off. It was HOT. With a capital H. 40 degrees celsius most of the time- that means in the mid 90s to 100s constantly. And there was no AC in our room, but that wasn't too bad 'cept at night. The plane ride was very short, only two hours. Something Americans would just take by car- but it was over water. Oh, well. By the way, we were in Alcudia, Majorca. Majorca is an island off the coast of Spain. They also spell in Mallorca. It's native language is Spanish, but more about that stuff later. Anyway, I began Stephan King's The Shining that day, in case anyone actually cares.
Sun.: Cave, 4x languages, v. cool. Nice enough beach. Got approached.
Yes, the beach was nice enough. It didn't have waves though, unless there was wind. That was rather disappointing. But the beach was pretty just the same- and sandy. Yep, sandy. Beachy, really. Ooh, the Cave... well, it was dazzleing and all that. Whatever. But the coolest part was the guide, who said all about whatever area we were in in Spanish, then English, then German, then French... Awesome. Wow. I was floored. I loved hearing the languages and all that, I had the greatest time this entire holiday -(oh no the english are getting to me)- VACATION increasing my Spanish and French and German. Great fun. As for the "Got approached"... well, there were these sellers who approached people about buying their wears. And people handing out leaflets and stuff. I was never getting approached: They would always give stuff to Dan, or Uncle Micheal, or Auntie Rachel. Never ME. Then I got approached. I was excited about that at the time. I really thought it would be a bigger source of amusement than it really turned out to be- after awhile, we kind of figure out the 'sellers' weren't really selling what they said. If you know what I mean. Anyway, I've lost my train of thought. Hm. Did I even have one? Moving on.
Mon: Waterpark. Interesting. Not as good as DP/WWK. Palma. Pretty enough, but too much walking. B/c D & UM got us Lost. TWICE. Well, D says it's UM's fault. WWhatever. Cathedral kind of dreary, come to various conclusions just can't remember anymore. Finished Shining. Sad end, had liked (CENSORED), tear.
Yes, we went to a Wild West Waterpark. Interesting, yes. There was a diving team doing all sorts of tricks, which was fun. And we saw a show where this guy was throwing knives... all that jazz. Palma was nice, but we were dead tired by the end of it. We did a "Walking Tour", meaning Dan and Uncle Micheal got us lost repeatedly. It was neat just the same. I finished the Shining, And I had to censor out what character dies. Sorry.
Tues: Read some e-mails, note 2 self: buy more HP candy. Marketplace; haggled 30 euro ring down to 12, v. fun. Bien Espanol. Got some neat stuff. Played Scrabble, lost to Dan by 2 pts. V. Sad. Went to factory store, it actually rained. Though it was a tiny tiny tiny bit. I made Michelle proud w/ an Ice Cream: Strawberry Supreme Sundae.
Pretty self explanatory. Though I had bought some HP candy for other people, I had not expected the enthusiastic response that I got. So I shall get more! The marketplace was awesome, stupendous fun. I got a ring, it's pretty. The best part was my chance to use all my Spanish numbers, the ones I've known since second grade... 'doce'. Well, I can't spell them, but I can say them. So ha.
Wed: Got rid of rented car. Now stuck to closer by places. Mean more time at the beach!* :) Went 2 beach, v. sandy. Rented paddleboat, which was a lot of fun. Choco chip muffins. A little red, but mostly tan.** Opened Dutch Blitz cards.
* "And there was much rejoicing." I just wanted a comment.
** See above.
The paddleboat was really great, it was awesome jumping off of and stuff. It was like having your own little home base in the middle of the sea. I loved it. That's about all there is to say about that day... I ahd bought Chocolate Chip Muffins, which I adore. Speaking of which, Auntie Rachel made some this morning... I shall cherish them forever. "And there was much rejoicing".
(By the way Becky, I just put 3 Monty Python references in one day. I hope you're happy.)
Thurs: got 2 see a spanish arrest. Went on glass bottomed boat, nice wind/waves. Fun. Note to self: Remember to tell Dad that Dan was, quote, "very disappointed we hadn't taken him sailing." Anyway, 4 hr tour, come back, played cards. Went 2 pool. Black Coffee, scrabble again. Finished Black Coffee. Not bad, not good either. meh. Played with teensy hermit crabs. D started Shining. Nice watch tan?
When we went out Thursday morning, there were these two blokes- I mean- guys being arrested. In Spanish. I even heard the Miranda Warning in EsPaNoL! Good times. Hmm... the boat trip was really awesome. It was interesting seeing the fish from the bottom, but that was only for a short time. The wind was nice. I was properly cool for the first time in days! Eugh, Tab just dropped a KinderEgg toy puzzle in my lap. KinderEggs are great though- they... hold on, I think I've gone off about KinderEggs before. Nevermind. Anyway, Black Coffee was an Agatha Christie. There be it. I made Dan read the Shining too.
Fri: burn on one side of next, invisible-but-I-can-feel-it bruise on other. took surrey around, v. interesting. I steered a bit. came home v. tired, the week is starting to take a toll on me (and not only me). Hottest day yet. shopped. finished watermelon in 3 days with UM. Packing is crap.
I slammed into a doorway. Slippery floor- ouch. The surrey was neat. Yeah. Um... ooh! Uncle Micheal and I ate a whole big watermelon all by ourselves. In 3 days. We are immensely proud of ourselves. :)
Well, to finish the story, we did crosswords waiting for buses and on the two hour airplane. So my story ends. It was a fantastic time.
We're not doing anything today really. Just going to church, hanging out at home, and recuperating. So I'll see you all later!
And I think you should REPLY!
OXO to all,
Tan!Rachel, returned from Spanish Island, avid KinderEgg lover.
Now for the Responses to the !Angels! that e-mailed me- ( and some who didn't...)
Casey- Oh, I was EXCITED when I saw your e-mail. Thanks for responding!!! I'm thrilled! Anyway, we're are going to have a nice long chat about Book 5 when you're done, okay? And I sincerely hope that you were kidding when you mentioned Bertie Bott's every flavour beans... they've been out for ages, Casey. Ages. Since the 1st movie. Ages. Tsk-tsk! ;) "Turning Corners"? Hm, I'll have to explain that to you. No one else seems to get it anyway. When we discuss the 5th book.
Bell- Oh, I got you something your going to Love. Heehee. I'm glad you had such a great time in Maryland, it seems like the Discovery Channel store was right up your alley! That Periodic table of elements shirt... Hm. That's a good idea about using it in school. Congratz on finishing English!!! You're officially out of school now! Whoo-hoo! Well, sorry I couldn't respond till I got back. Hope your having a blast in Texas/Mexico with Kristin(s)... don't get sick, see you when I get back! Miss you! I must have said "Shell said" or "Shell did" a million times already. :) Our parents went to the movies without us! Anyway, ttyl...
Jilli- Amanda who? There's too many, I need a last name! Glad to hear you're no longer albino, and have tanned like me... I'm sure you got a great kick out of the section on tanning above. Ha. Wow- Las Vegas? Lucky!! Ooh, I want to go there so badly!! Yeah, I felt that way too about leaving for a month. It seems like you miss so much: but everyone is away at one point or another. So oh well. Yes, we NEED to hang out, especially since I have something to discuss with you. Something I've never really *understood* before. At any rate, that's for another time. Love ya!
Danika-Danika!- I adored your e-mail. Like the title. :) I love your comparing my Mass E-mails to a book. This pleases me! :) You always know just what to say... Sorry to hear about your sisterly fighting. Meh- that's the way we are, being an older sister myself. Except my younger sibling is a boy. Yuck. LoL. I am having an awesome time... yeah, you'll have to see pictures. I'll have to get some pics of those 19 year olds you're so interested in... I would have taken you with me, but my suitcase was really full. With all those people stowing away... I couldn't remember any of Anthony's words. I was very upset with myself. Anyway, g2g...
Julia- Hardcore risk? My father would be jealous... have you ever played Nuclear rules? You ought to- it's exactly the same 'cept if someone gets three sixes, then they pick a card of a counrty and that country no longer counts as anything. (Because there was a nuclear bomb there) so troop move through for free, but no one can own it. They still keep their continent and everything... just makes it a little more interesting, that's all. EW! about the idodine prank. Ew. I hope my e-mails are providing some intellectual stimulus. Heehee. I loved how long your e-mail was, by the way. ttyl...
Kel- How's my favourite PH updater? Hm, glad you saw the light about Excellent adventure. I've never seen bogus journey... we'll have to watch it sometime! Ha about those guys. Nevermind about them. I am coming back with a tan, as you've read above, but I am pleased to say I have tan LINES. As in not topless. Good. And I have a few horror stories for when I get back. :) Thanks again for the PH update... I don't think they should have voted Scott out so soon. Meh. Umm... I hope Amanda gets kicked. And I hope Amy stays in. And Toni, now that I've grown fond of her. And Kristin, she's so funny in her easyness. Ha. I'll be looking foward to your next write...
Beck- Happy to hear that you had a good time. Hey! You were right! I did scowl! But you're right to wait. When I get the DVD... anyway, you got delayed an hour??? Ouch. Well, hope to hear more when you get back on the computer... the FanFiction academy fic is complete now. But guess what?? The cliche catolouge added another cliche! And there's another one expected! :) Sehr gut. Bye...
Right I'm done! See ya'll later!! Write Back!!! :)